Have You Ever Wondered How Animals Really See The World? It’s SO Cool
When you look into the eyes of your pet, do you sometimes feel like you can tell what they are supposing or feeling? It may seem like a dog’s eyes are fundamentally the same as a human’s. And they are! Animal eyes are similar to human eyes in a lot of ways. They utilize their eyes in a similar ways we do – to see their environment, blinking and making tears.
Like human eyes, land mammals and fish have eyes that function almost like cameras. Their eyes contain a lens and pupil, just like ours. Their eyes use light- detecting cells that work with the lens, pupil and cornea to take a picture with the eye. That photo is then sent to the brain.
Sometimes I look at my pets and think about how they’re truly observing me and the world around them.
I grew up listening that dogs and cats were colorblind, but what does that really mean, and all the more importantly, what would that look like? And what about animals out in the nature? If I come across a snake in the grass or a fly on the wall, how would they see me?
1.Dogs see our world in more muted tones like brown, yellow, and blue. They also have better peripheral vision than humans.
2.Cats see similarly to dogs with muted, cool-toned colors.
3.Birds have lenses that focus on specific aspects of their atmosphere and can see ultraviolet light, which humans can’t see at all.
4.Flies have many little small lenses that add up to a bigger picture. They can also see ultraviolet light and watch things happen in slow motion.
5.Snakes are able to detect heat signatures at night, which is helpful for discovering their warm-blooded prey.
6.Humans have blurred underwater vision, but for sharks it’s perfectly clear and in greyscale.
7.Fish can see blue, red, and green and are another animal with ultraviolet receptors.
8.Rats have eyes that move independently from one another. They don’t have very good visiont, however, because they also see in blurry slow motion.
That’s really amazing. SHARE this with the animal lovers you know so they can understand how their pets see the world, too.
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